Easter6 – You’re Not Good Enough To Go To Heaven | #127

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 6 – If you love me, you will keep my commandments. Only one person was ever good enough to get to Heaven on his own: Jesus himself. The rest of us have to ask for help. Fortunately, Jesus is ready to help by sending us the Holy Spirit.

Wrestling with God

Benjamin God & Faith

Pope Benedict, who has been using his Wednesday audiences to talk about prayer, highlighted one of the most mysterious passages in the scriptures, Genesis 32:22-32, (a passage which might help men approach their relationship with God from a uniquely masculine perspective). The Patriarch Jacob is described in the Bible as an astute man who obtains things through deception. Although being …

The Procedure

Fr. Joel Church meets World, Human Relationships

It is not often that I come across a short video that is also a brilliant work of art. The Procedure responds beautifully to years of clever but twisted argumentation from movies like The Cider House Rules. Put it on full screen, sit back, and enter in. Note: It might play better on the YouTube site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW5lqp8crI8

Mothers Day – Seeing Jesus in the Wounds | #126

Fr. Joel Homilies

Easter 3 – We live the Emmaus story at the Mass and on our pilgrimage through life. Every mother knows the experience of being wounded by the ones she loves. You can’t see it now, but one day you will — in those moments of being wounded, Jesus was there.

Mary of the Month (May 2011)

Benjamin Mary of the Month

This year, on May 1st, the Catholic Church declared Pope John Paul II to be Blessed. The foundation of the Pope’s holiness was his Total Consecration to Mary, expressed in his coat of arms at the bottom of the mosaic. He dedicated himself entirely as a servant of Mary, giving her full authority over his whole life. Her motherly protection …

First Communion – The Father Feeds His Family | #125

Fr. Joel Homilies

Divine Mercy – God wants his children to be fully alive so he feeds us Jesus. Jesus will be entering your body today, but he doesn’t just want to enter your body. He wants to enter your heart. Pray every day and open your heart to God’s love.